Spider-Man: Homecoming cast: Captain America actor Kenneth Choi joins film

The actor will play a separate Marvel character

Jack Shepherd
Friday 10 June 2016 11:50

The cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming continues to look increasingly impressive as The People vs. O.J. Simpson’s Kenneth Choi joins the film.

He will star in the Marvel/Sony film alongside the likes of Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei and, according to recent reports Michael Keaton.

Sources revealed to Deadline that Choi will play Peter Parker’s school principal, dismissing fans’ hopes Clark Gregg’s Phil Coulson would be watching over the superhero as his principal.

Notably, Choi has appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe before, playing James "Jim" Morita - a member of the Howling Commandoes - in Captain America: The First Avenger. The two characters will likely have no relation as Jim would theoretically be over 100 years old by the time Parker attends school.

The film, which will be the second film to feature Tom Holland’s Spider-Man following Captain America: Civil War, will be directed by Cop Car’s Jon Watts and written by Vacation duo John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein.

Meanwhile, Kingpin actor Vincent D’Onofrio has spoken candidly about wanting to appear in the film but revealed that he has yet to be asked.

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